35 week bump update

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pregnancy is a funny thing.

One minute I am miserable from not getting any sleep and having to pee every five minutes and the next minute I can't believe I get to carry this little life inside of me and get sad thinking I only have about 5 or more weeks of being pregnant.
I am sure once I hit the 40 week mark I will be more than ready to have this baby on the outside.The weeks seem to be flying by now but I know these last couple of weeks can seem like forever.

I am at the stage right now where I just can't think to hard about anything. I just want to do what I need to do to get to the end of this pregnancy and take care of my family. I honestly have had a hard time getting myself to keep up with these updates and blogging. I have a million posts I want to write but just can't get myself to write them. I would much rather sit on the couch and watch Poldark or Fixer Upper. Be sure that when I get out of my writing funk there will be post after post in your inbox, but now all I want to do is veg out after a long day of homeschooling and being pregnant.
I have been getting braxton hicks for the past few weeks now. I have never gotten them this early so it makes me wonder if I am going to have this baby early. I have been overdue with all my other pregnancies but we will see. I usually would be very happy to have the baby come early or on time but this time around I wouldn't mind if she came late, the reason being we are putting on an addition to our house. I am so excited it's actually happening but anxious about bringing my baby home to a construction zone. I know the baby will be fine but I might be a little stressed. Nesting mode is going to hit me in full force pretty soon but I might just need to stave it off till after I have the baby and everything with the house is done.

I don't think the reality that I am going to be having a baby soon has hit me, as crazy as that sounds. It usually doesn't till the end of my pregnancy. When I do finally have this baby in my arms I will probably be in shock.

I remember with my last pregnancy how worried I was about having another person to take care of and how I was going to handle five kids, but this time I am not really worried about it. I am actually excited! I know it will all work out and the older kids have really been helping out a lot more now.

I thought that I might not have insomnia the end of this pregnancy since I had it in the first trimester but I was wrong. It has been an unwelcome visitor between 4-6 every night. I think insomnia is God's way of preparing us for having a baby keeping us up at night. At least that is what I am telling myself.

I also have been having really painful leg cramps at night. I usually can pull my foot back towards myself and it will stop but these have been real doozies. I have been taking my prenatal vitamins and also calcium but it still doesn't seem to work.

I tried painting my toenails last week and failed miserably. I think I am just going to treat myself to a pedicure. I have been getting the kids to pick up things off the floor for me since I can't bend down anymore.

So that's it for me right now. How about you?

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  1. You could try taking magnesium for the cramps. There are pills or sprays or Epsom salt baths. Has helped me and others I know also! Blessings!

  2. You look beautiful, Rebekah! Being sure to hydrate well during pregnancy helped me... but that of course greatly increases the running to the bathroom :s Like the ladies above mentioned, magnesium sounds like something good to try!


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